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Laity

Laity

 

 

The Board of Laity’s WHY is to provide support and direction for the ministry of the Laity on the local, district, and conference level.  Our HOW is through building relationships and connections with local church leaders and clergy for equipping and empowering them for ministry.”

Members of the Board of Laity continue to work in our districts and churches to build those relationships and make connections with laity and clergy in order to provide support for ministry and making disciples for Jesus for the transformation of the world.  Through district training session, communications and meetings with local lay leaders, lay servant academies, and a variety of other functions.

Who we are

  • The purpose of the Board of Laity is to prepare and encourage all people in a life of Christian discipleship.
  • We will work to Provide support and direction for the ministry of the Laity on the Local, District and Conference levels and to promote the observation of Laity Sunday.
  • Be a Connection between the Conference, District, and Local Church.
  • Focus on Building Relationship with District and Local Church Leaders.
  • Provide for the Training of Local Church Leaders, Local Church Lay Leaders, and Lay Members of the Annual Conference.
  • Develop and Promote Stewardship of Time, Talent, and Possessions

Contact:

Conference Co-Leaders

Mark Manzi, Jesse Cunningham and Elisa Gatz 
Email: ConfLayLeader@umcnic.org

                 
Colay leaders

Conference Co-Leaders Mark Manzi, Jesse Cunningham and Elisa Gatz

            
     
Lay leader

Joanne Mendicino (Member at Large)

     

John Abney

John Abney (Chicago Southern District Lay Leader)

Lay leaders

Vivian Matthews and Donna Sagami (Chicago Northwest District Lay Leaders)

Tom Weber and Karen Bonnell

Tom Weber and Karen Bonnell (DeKalb District Lay Leaders)

Sue Layng and Kathy Dickerson

Sue Layng (Rockford District Lay Leader) and Kathy Dickerson (Elgin District Lay Leader)

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